Man charged with armed rob­bery

Kalgoorlie Miner - - NEWS - An­drew Bros­nan

Kal­go­or­lie de­tec­tives have ar­rested a 27-year-old Lam­ing­ton man who al­legedly threat­ened two teenagers with a large knife dur­ing a rob­bery ear­lier this month.

The two boys, both aged 15, were in the front yard of a Rains­ford Loop home on the morn­ing of Sun­day, Au­gust 16.

The teenagers were stand­ing along­side two off-road mo­tor­cy­cles at the Vic­tory Heights prop­erty when Jeffrey Fo­ley al­legedly ap­proached the pair bran­dish­ing the knife.

Ac­com­pa­nied by another man yet to be lo­cated by po­lice, Mr Fo­ley al­legedly grabbed one of the boys in a head­lock, held the knife to his throat and threat­ened to slash him with the blade if he re­sisted.

Mr Fo­ley and his ac­com­plice are al­leged to have then pushed the two boys off their mo­tor­cy­cles, rid­ing them off the prop­erty.

Mem­bers of the public re­ported see­ing the mo­tor­cy­cles be­ing driven reck­lessly across roads through Boul­der that af­ter­noon.

Mr Fo­ley was charged with ag­gra­vated armed rob­bery and re­fused bail by po­lice.

He was sub­se­quently re­fused bail a sec­ond time when he ap­peared in Kal­go­or­lie Mag­is­trate’s Court and has been re­manded for a fur­ther hear­ing on Septem­ber 3.

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